It’s early morning and you are heading to work. You pick-up your smartphone and summon a ride. Few moments, and it’s there. Car stops near you, opens the door and welcomes you. While commuting to your workplace, you can catch up with e-mails, listen to an audiobook or read. Whatever it is, you don’t need to focus on driving. This is a self-driving vehicle.
Porsche means business when it comes to electric cars. The company announced that it will double its investments to 6 billion euros to develop a fleet of electric cars by 2022.
Hyundai is preparing a battery electric version of its SUV model Kona. The electric car is set to debut on 27th February, and it will start taking orders in summer 2018.
Tesla Racing, that was announced around 2 years ago, has received a full approval from FIA. Called Electric Production Car series (ECPS), its goal is to become a venue where carmakers can compete with its best-performing electric cars against each other.
California, which leads the country for the most number of electric vehicles and charging stations, aims big again. Its Governor Jerry Brown announced that the state wants have 5 million electric cars, plus 250 000 charging stations and 200 hydrogen fueling stations by the end of next decade.
Governments all over the world, mainly in Western Europe, China and USA are planning to ban sales of new gas-powered cars sometime between 2025 and 2040. Therefore, traditional carmakers are under pressure to start creating cars that will follow these regulations.
According to country’s airport operator, all of Norway’s short-haul airlines should be entirely electric by 2040. This move will place Norway as a pioneer in the field of electric transport.
On the 50th anniversary of the first XJ Jaguar decided, that it will reinvent this classic masterpiece into an electric car, which will go on sale next year.
Volkswagen Group is large. One of the benefits of being part of this group is the ability to share the know-how on common projects, just like now
Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne revealed that Italian luxury car brand will create its own battery-powered supercar, which is set to directly challenge Tesla Roadster, the high end of the electric-auto market.